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Ocean Village Innovation Centre

Ocean Village Innovation Centre is a 32,000 sq ft office development, which opened in late 2010 as part of a large residential scheme at Southampton’s Ocean Village Marina.

  • Private sector investor client
  • Collaborative relationship with local authority to define gateway policy
  • Centre helped to secure planning permission for further local development 

During 2010, Oxford Innovation prepared a business plan demonstrating investment returns comparable with the conventional office market in Southampton and secured a contract to operate the building as an innovation centre on behalf of MDL Marinas.

In the meantime, we developed a collaborative relationship with Southampton City Council in order to re-negotiate a Section 106 agreement, limiting the occupation of the building to research based companies.  We worked closely with them on defining a new gateway policy for the building, which was crucially aligned with the economic development agenda of Southampton City Council.   

As a result of working with the key stakeholders, Ocean Village Innovation Centre opened for business in November 2010 with an official opening event held in December 2010.  

After a phased fit-out to reduce initial capital expenditure, the centre is now operating 32,000 sq ft of high quality office space over five floors. 

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